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Explore requests from July to December 2015

Request: We received a court order to delist 11 URLs from Google Search and remove 15 YouTube videos reporting the death of a famous singer in a car crash.

Outcome: The court granted our appeal to narrow the scope of removal to restrict three videos showing the corpse and autopsy footage from view in Brazil.

Removal requests from July to December 2015

Examples of requests that we encounter

Total removal requests received: 394

Total items requested for removal: 1716

Compliance rates in July to December 2015


Google’s compliance rate for requests which include a court order: 67%

Note that frequently court orders included with requests do not compel Google to take any action. Rather, they often result from a dispute with a third party and are submitted by the requesting user as evidence to support their claim that we should remove the content.

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 64%

Reasons for removals in July to December 2015

Reason % Total Removal Requests
Defamation 58% 230
Privacy and Security 26% 102
Trademark 3% 10
Adult Content 3% 10
Government Criticism 2% 9
Other 2% 9
Copyright 2% 8
Obscenity/Nudity 1% 3
Reason Unspecified 1% 3
Impersonation 1% 2
Bullying/Harassment 1% 2
Hate Speech 1% 2
National Security 1% 2
Business Complaints 0% 1
Electoral Law 0% 1

Breakdown of all of the requests we received during the reporting period.